Minister’s Column

Snow Days

SAs I am writing this, it is the day after we cancelled services because of winter weather that could have been a lot worse than it was. I hope you were all warm and didn’t have to get out before your streets were plowed and … read more.

Loving the Darkness, Spreading the Light

I am sitting down to write this column on the last night of Chanukah, all eight candles with their helper candle are glowing from a lovely antique chanukiah on our kitchen island. They shine out into our neighborhood. Their glow reflected across the foot-deep snow, … read more.

Gratitude and Meaningful Metaphors

First, I want to thank the twenty-five Fellowship members and Fellowship-adjacent persons who attended the Shabbat service, presentation by Rabbi Peter Grumbacher on the experiences of his father and of his own growing up in the home of a survivor, potluck dinner, and oneg (post-service … read more.

Don’t Be Tricked!

I am writing this on Indigenous Peoples Day. It is still known to many as Columbus Day, despite all the reasons I gave in my sermon yesterday why he is not a hero we should be celebrating.


And on this day, we are in the midst … read more.

After Summer Has Ended

The summer sure went quickly. I say that every year it seems, but it wasn’t always that way. If you were like me, summers were long when you were a child and a youth, and it was a big adjustment to be back in school … read more.